Gaming has been very limited, just a couple of boardgames and a Napoleonic naval skirmish in the last few months. I played Firefly the boardgame with Zob, Andy and a visiting
Last night I played a Napoleonic naval game using "Signal for Close Action" by Langton. I had 2 French ships(a 1st rate and a 3rd rate) while Zob had 2 3rd rate British ships. Despite my excellent rolls for crew quality and captains ability, I managed to completely screw things up in 2 turns. First I rolled a double 1 and damaged my own 1st rate, then Zob rolled a well laid shot and took down 2 masts, then I rolled another double 1 and blew up my own gun deck, starting a major fire in the process. Because of all this I had too roll several morale checks and, while I passed the first two, the final one was a test too far and my first rate ship struck its colours. In all I rolled four double 1's last night, all on my own ships firing and all causing damage to my ships. I don't know why I bother sometimes!
I have managed to get a bit of painting finished in the last few weeks, but they have all taken a lot longer than they should have. Some more delightful 15mm Napoleonics have joined the finished pile, with another British Line unit being joined by some RHA gun crew. I still need to paint their guns though.
Then there are the Foundry SWAT figures, eleven in total that I stripped and repainted as my old paint job looked quite crap compared to how I paint now.
I also got some Dead Man's Hand gangs painted for a nice chap in Germany. 7 Outlaws and 7 Pinkertons, which were actually quite nice to paint after the 15mm gun crews.
So that's it for now. I am off to the dentist tomorrow, then to see a medical type on Thursday so it's all go here this week. Keep smiling folks, it's not all that bad really. This time last week I was preparing to have a camera shoved up my "Khyber Pass"!!!